Artificial Intelligence

Do workers really need to fear robots? Not according to these charts

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Robotic processes have been making their way into the work environment. Image: Unsplash/Lenny Kuhne

Ippei Fujiwara
Professor of Macroeconomics, Keio University and Australian National University
Ryo Kimoto
PhD student, Pennsylvania State University
Shigenori Shiratsuka
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
Toyoichiro Shirota
Associate Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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A chart showing estimating the evolution of quality per robot
It seems quality improvement per robot has slowed or decreased significantly since 2010 Image: VOXEU
A chart showing robot quality using the stochastic approach
Robot quality seems to be decreasing Image: VOXEU
A chart showing robot quality using the structural approach
Robot quality seems to peak between 2005 and 2010 Image: VOXEU
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